Times definitely change and with it the trends, but who would have thought that the trend of athleisure would become so huge? Unless you have been living under a rock, you already know what athleisure is and what it stands for. For those of you who are just now hearing of the term (seriously, where have you been this whole time?), athleisure is a trend that is exactly what the name suggests – a mixture of athletic wear and leisure. This trend is so damn popular right now that you can see plenty of people wearing sports shoes with formal dresses or suits. But, since this might be a trickier trend to rock, and not anyone can pull it off, take a look at some of the ways how to make this look happen for you:
Do not be embarrassed
We all know that rocking the athleisure trend is not quite an easy task, especially for those who do not always dare to wear whatever they like. This trend is indeed a very peculiar one, especially if you haven’t been paying attention to the latest fashion trends. Wearing sporty clothes and combining them with formal pieces of clothing might not be the easiest task for some, but it can be pretty rewarding. If you like this style, you should not be embraced to show it off. Being reluctant and scared to try it out will be noticeable, so the next time you try to pull of athleisure without actually believing that you can, it will backfire. Do not be embarrassed and believe in yourself.
You can always pair it up
One of the most important questions that many ask, and yet fail to understand the answer, is the question if you can pair up literally anything with anything. Even though there are that 2% of clothes that you cannot pair with everything, you can play with athleisure in any way you want to. It doesn’t matter what you are training, you can wear those clothes with a blazer, and it will still look amazing. If you are training tennis for example, why not wear a polo shirt to a formal event alongside a blazer? On the other hand, if you are a dancer, you can pull off wearing your favorite Energetiks dancewear on a night out with some high heels, for example. There are a plethora of choices, literally, and it is up to you to see which one you like most, but the chances of you making a mistake are really, really low.
Do not be afraid to experiment
Another way to make this happen is by experimenting as much as you can. As long as you choose sporty footwear and you opt for a nice dress to go with it and put a blazer or a jacket on top, you’re good to go. Experimenting with patterns and colors is what makes this trend popular. As you might have seen, the contrast between two different styles is what is most important here, so the clash of different patterns and colors can also do the job. However, bear in mind that you are not supposed to clash two pieces of clothing on more than 2 levels. For example, if you choose a very formal dress and extremely sporty shoes, you don’t have to play with colors and patterns. Keeping it neat will do the trick as you will emphasize the difference in the style between these two. If, on the other hand, you think that your shoes are not very sporty and that your dress is not entirely formal, you can play with the patterns and combine leopard and zebra, for example.
Opt for logomania
If you want to rock something very bold, then you have to understand that it’s not only the patterns and the crazy colors that make the combination. If you choose simple sporty tees, for example, and you want to pair them up with leggings and high heels or with a pencil skirt, you can always go with brands that have a pretty logo, and choose minimalistic pieces that are branded. Logomania is also a huge trend nowadays, and it can be successfully combined with athleisure in order to create the coolest combinations.
Everyone’s into athleisure. It is the next big thing, and when people try to remember how it was in the 2010s, they will think of athleisure first. This will be the defining fashion of this and the following decade, so make sure you jump on this bandwagon in the right way!